[tlhIngan Hol] some info on {jatlh} and {jang}

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Fri Jun 17 07:23:19 PDT 2022

On 6/17/2022 10:11 AM, De'vID wrote:
> I don't really see it as a new rule. I think it's more like a rule he 
> has had in mind for a long time, and only partially explained previously.
> What's an example of something that was wrong before but which is now 
> right?

You're taking this as Okrand having thought all this out ahead of time 
and just not explaining it very well. I don't believe it. I think he 
didn't think things out so meticulously before, and now he's 
retrofitting an explanation that covers all the apparent contradictions 
and exceptions we've talked about over the years and which you showed to 
him. Kudos to him for finding an explanation that appears to work for 
everything, and I have no doubt that the original explanation of the 
prefix trick WAS simplified in the act of writing it, but I don't for a 
moment think this is the rule he was following all along. I think it 
took someone who had all the previous information coordinated for him to 
get him to finally piece it all together.


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